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scandal. >> cbs reporter kristen mayor is live with this breaking story. >> reporter: officials are calling omar benjamin's departure retirement. the port has been investigating him along with the director since last month. receipts from a business trip show both spent more than $4,500 in public money entertaining shipping executives at a strip club. he remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues and the acting director will fill his shoes. he will not receive severance as part of his retirement package. they are continuing the investigation and will talk about policies and any changes to the policies at its meeting on thursday. live in oakland, cbs 5. >>> we learned new information in the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> it is getting very complimented. the fbi is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizab
of burglaries will finally come to an end after a handful of arrests. a cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us police had some help in ending the crime wave. >> we have made phone calls about the suspicious behavior. >> reporter: the san jose police department has some new help that has always been there. neighborhood groups that are forming and informing the police on the bad guys. >> hopefully when we talk about partnering with the community, we're talking about a philosophy that law enforcement has embraced called community policing. >> reporter: it's paying off. recently sjpd arrested seven suspects on suspicion of burglary. working with residents of san jose. >> it has never been more important to know for the community to be involved and to report suspicious activity. >> reporter: how do they do it? >> just get to know your neighbors. communicate with your neighbors. they'll know your patterns and working hours and how many family members you have. >> community safety, immigration, housing. >> reporter: carrie with p. a. c. t., people acting in the community together is part of the solut
changes to the policies at its meeting on thursday. live in oakland, cbs 5. >>> we learned new information in the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> it is getting very complimented. the fbi is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizabeth cook sorts it out. >> day of revelations. -letters start with the -- let's start with the woman who cia director david petraeus was having an affair. the fbi removed evidence from her home. agents have been looking at e- mails at he sent to jill kelley. those e-mails don't look like a threat to national security they seem to be snarky messages with a jealous message. >> reporter: jill kelley has done fundraising for the military. paula broadwell saw her as a romantic rival. paula broadwell sent jill kelley anonymous e-mails from a secret account that her and david petraeus shared. when the fbi started po
of the voter-approved change in the state's "three strikes" law. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez asked, who gets out and who decides? len. >> reporter: that's right. some of the first people convicted under the "three strikes" law have been serving in prison since the mid 1990s. now some of those nonviolent offenders are going to be asking the counties they came from to get out of prison early and some of those from santa clara county might be the first out the door. >> these are all the three strikes cases where the defendants are eligible for resentencing from santa clara county. >> reporter: the names and cases contained in these red books could be among the first three strikers in california to be released under the newly passed proposition 36. >> this county was pro active because as the district attorney, i supported proposition 36. >> reporter: district attorney jeff rosen got ahead of the curve and began compiling the list even before the votes were cast. >> i thought that reforming the "three strikes" law in this way would make the punishment fit the crime. >> reporter: santa clara county h
of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs reporter erica ferrari shows us the damage and the outrage left in sandy's wake. >> reporter: possessions that once filled the homes on long beach island are now piled up outside on the street. >> took all the furniture out. all the furniture is gone. >> reporter: the coastal new jersey community took a direct hit from sandy. saturday almost two weeks after the storm many people got their first look at the damage. john boyle found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter: in new york -- >> we putting 12 packs in a bag. >> reporter: volunteers and her daughter fanned out across the city to assist people still struggling. >> we want to help them and give them basic needs. >> reporter: here volunteers are working to distribute the essentials like blankets and water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some stay the help came too late. -- say the help came too late. >> this has only been maybe a week and a ha
! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a monoyu mental cleanup after a man-made flash flood leaves a bay area neighborhood buried in mud. >> it really sounded like a rushing river. >> good evening. >> well, it took all day, but the daly city neighborhood near hillside park has finally dug itself out of that mess after a water main burst and buried it in mud. cbs 5 reporter linda shows us there are still some concerns hanging over homeowner's heads. literally, linda. >> yes, there are, ken. the river of mud just swept down this hillside narrowly missing a couple of homes, but it did take out this car, one of a dozen parked out here on the street. >> work crews got the streets cleared by night fall. a wall of mud buried these streets. people were startled awake just before 4:30 when police ordered them out of their homes. >> basically we saw just three feet high mud blocking the whole street. >> an 8-inch pipe connected to a water tank in the hills above them ruptured. 45,000 gallons of water cascaded downhil
recovery efforts on hold. right now cbs 5 is manning with the red cross to partnering with other groups to help out. roberta gonzales is in our help center. >> reporter: i'm proud to be part of cbs 5's hurricane relief fund telethon. i'm going to be here from now until 7 p.m. each and every minute trying to raise a dollar from each and every one of you out there. so we're not leaving here until we have your support to help our friends across the country. in fact, we would like to give you a recap on what's happened over the past 7 days. it's been the american red cross, they have been there for the entire country in this will the battle for hurricane sandy. the red cross has served more than a million meals and snacks providing more than 17,000 health services and the emotional support contacts for people affected by sandy. now, get this stat. shelters have provided nearly 90,000 overnight stays and still today, this morning, 53,000 people are waking up in red cross shelters across the east coast. the red cross has also deployed more than 5300 disaster worker, 60 trailers of relief supp
. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a hiker plunges to his death on the cal campus. the nightly ritual that took a tragic turn. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. the man's body was found on the hillside of the edge of campus. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers on grizzly peak boulevard right now. >> reporter: and firefighters just left here a short time ago after coming to this scene to recover the body of the 20-year- old man who had been hiking with his friends in this area this evening. they make this hike every night. but tonight, those friends called police when the man disappeared. police searched the area and found his body some 200 feet down a rocky ravine. authorities are trying to figure out if he lost his footing and fell. he was pronounced dead at the scene. firefighters had to come out and search this area and then finally remove the body from the area and hand it over to the coroner's office, all of this happening on uc berkeley property. but authorities ar
and buried it in mud. cbs 5 reporter linda shows us there are still some concerns hanging over homeowner's heads. literally, linda. >> yes, there are, ken. the river of mud just swept down this hillside narrowly missing a couple of homes, but it did take out this car, one of a dozen parked out here on the street. >> work crews got the streets cleared by night fall. a wall of mud buried these streets. people were startled awake just before 4:30 when police ordered them out of their homes. >> basically we saw just three feet high mud blocking the whole street. >> an 8-inch pipe connected to a water tank in the hills above them ruptured. 45,000 gallons of water cascaded downhill, carving a giant trench, sending a river of mud to the streets, just missing atruro romero's home. >> the mud went the other way, my house and this house going to fall down. >> no homes were damaged but people were helpless as they saw their cars swallowed up. >> like, oh my gosh, god please help us. >> city officials blame a cast-iron pipe that was made in the 1930s. a portion of it can be seen in this picture from
in the west. it is friday november 9th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama makes his case today in how to head off the looming budget crisis. republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll tuck to former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >>> navy s.e.a.l.s are accused of revealing secrets in a video game. john miller looks at how publicity may be hurting the s.e.a.l.s. >>> first a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street over a looming fiscal crisis. >> budget cuts and tax increase that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rate sincere unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the secretary of defense stands by his man, saying don't jump to any conclusions about general allen. >>> plus, new details about the woman at the center of the investigation. >>> we'll ask senator john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents
>>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> i've got the pen, way to sign the bill right away. >>> nerves are rattled as americans keep a close eye on wall street and washington but president obama says we could avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm michelle griego. >> and the president addressed the nation, and quick action to keep all american taxes from going up on new year's day. >> cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran watched the address and is breaks it down. >> what does it really mean for everyone in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could thro
hillside of the edge of campus. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers on grizzly peak boulevard right now. >> reporter: and firefighters just left here a short time ago after coming to this scene to recover the body of the 20-year- old man who had been hiking with his friends in this area this evening. they make this hike every night. but tonight, those friends called police when the man disappeared. police searched the area and found his body some 200 feet down a rocky ravine. authorities are trying to figure out if he lost his footing and fell. he was pronounced dead at the scene. firefighters had to come out and search this area and then finally remove the body from the area and hand it over to the coroner's office, all of this happening on uc berkeley property. but authorities are telling us this evening, although they are not giving me the identity of this man who this happened to, they are saying he was not affiliated with the university and at this time they're saying it does not appear this incident was foul play, although they are still investigating. christin ayers, cbs 5. >>>
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, november 15th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." angry words from the president and two republican critics over his top choice to become secretary of state. >>> the fbi agent who help ed jill kelley is unmasked as we learn more about his investigation this revealed david petraeus' affair. >>> and is it possible to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serio
future pushing for prop 30 but has been scrambling this week trying to avoid voter backlash. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar move just yesterday to avoid fee increases that were on the agenda. as the lieutenant governor pointed out it seems some political posturing is going on. >> yet we again dealing with the political realities of not wanting to appear to increase tuition or fees just shortly after the election have punted a lit
of c.i.a. chief david patraeus because of an extra marital affair is not the end of the story. cbs news has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the affair came to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think back
for it to just sheer off suddenly early this morning. reporting live in daly city, joe vasquez, cbs 5. >> and coming up in 10 minutes, the type of coverage you should have on your car to be protected for something like this. >>> and new details on the growing scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it has put a promotion on hold for the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on the story that is getting more complex by the day. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official te
over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of eyeballs looking down on smartphones and nothing else. >> and i didn't even pay attention to the camera. >> reporter: we caught one after another so engrossed in their phones that they ignored their surroundings. this man almost bumped into me. some bay area police agencies say that's why they are responding to so many robberies involving cell phones. they say people make themselves easy targets. some people even walk with their $400 and $500 phones out in the open. >> i handed him the phone in the crowded area, once he got his hands on it he was gone. >> reporter: daniel casey of oakland learned his lesson. never let a stranger borrow his iphone. >> felt betrayed. i was being nice. >> reporter: oakland saw a 23% increase in robberies so far this year compared to the same time last year. police say of the 60 robbery suspects arrested since august, more than half, 31 of them were arrested for
dozens in the dark. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is with the crews that are busy now trying to get those lights back on. >> reporter: good morning. they have been working nonstop. pg&e says there is still no estimated time of when the power will be restored. but you can look right now. they are in one of the cherry pickers trying to bring power back to the area. one crew member told me they are hoping to get the lights back on by 8 or 9:00 this morning. about 100 customers had their lights out because of the hoffman, fountain street and grandview avenue outages. that caused transformers to be shut down. the challenge is because so many transformers were affected. pg&e had to count just how many customers were tied to each transformer. for customers the challenge will be getting that power on in time for the workday. how will this affect your workday? >> it's bad. my husband works out of our home. so this is going to affect him most of all. >> reporter: now, last we heard, pg&e was able to replace one transformer in the area but they are working on getting those four or five more to inst
mergener cbs 5. >> mitt romney and his wife left their boston hotel this morning. their future is uncertain. romney spent the past six years running for president. what's next? the initial plan is to spend time with family. but his wife recently said he will not run again for president. there is april general consensus the 65-year-old politician was unlikely -- there is a general consensus the 65-year-old politic was unlikely to disappear from the public altogether. >>> voters endorsed proposition 30, governor brown's plan to hike sales and income taxes to raise $6 billion to balance the state budget. so what comes next? cbs 5 political insider phil matier spoke with the governor today. phil. >> reporter: that's right. this is a first step, but we didn't go off the cliff but it's still a rocky road here in sacramento and for california. >>> we're not going to see the $5.5 billion of cutbacks to k- 12. >>> reporter: educators however say there's still more to be done. >> it wasn't about piling a bunch of new money on schools saying we are going to make new investments. it was about stopping
, the temperature drops dramatically! again, that's coming up tonight at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. roberta gonzales from mount diablo. >>> it has been a dismal week on wall street. today's slight gain wasn't much to recoup the losses from the market's worst two-day slide in a year. wall street is sending a message to washington, d.c. find a way to fix the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter grace lee with how both sides are taking note of this. >> reporter: we all know the long they are drags out, the more wall street is likely to suffer. if you want to know just how important dealing with a "fiscal cliff" is, consider this. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann
been named motor trend car of the year and that winner is a bay area product. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez at a tesla dealer in san jose where they are celebrating the model s' honor tonight. >> reporter: exactly right. you have to give the folks at tesla in palo alta and the people who build the cars in fremont a lot of credit. they have produced a world class vehicle that runs on batteries and is electrifying the automotive industry. the 17-inch touchscreen display to the disis a peering door handles, there was buzz about the tesla model s. but when motor trend named it car of the year, it was more. >> it is the equivalent of the academy awards. >> he has reason to be proud. designed in palo alto and built if fremont, the tesla model s is a silicon valley original that was supposed to shatter the idea of of cars being small and funny looking and it has. >> we wanted to build a car, an its own merit, a good car. so great utility, fun to drive, high performance and model s in all of those things in addition to being -- in addition to being electric. >> reporter: craig keith is a re
be more aging pipes similar to the one that burst yesterday. live in daly city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big question now, who is going to pay for all the clean- up? car owners whose auto insurance policies do include a comprehensive coverage are automatically protected no matter where the car was parked. but you should make the claim immediately. drivers who don't have the comprehensive coverage should submit a claim to daly city within the next six months. forms are available at city hall. >>> an attic fire in the east bay forced a family out of their home. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. crews took 20 minutes to knock the fire down. they spent hours dealing with the flare-ups. that's due to complications from a new roof on the home. the residents inside smelled smoke before the alarms went off. >>> san francisco city hall will be open for business today. this is a live look at city hall. it's running on a generator right now. pg&e crews are working to get powerfully restored there. >>> and last night an electrical problem in the basement set off the smoke a
serving congressman from california. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on how the up start pulled off the upset. ann. >> reporter: eric swalwell had an opportunity to unseat this long term incumbent when california changed its primary process and after knocking on 100,000 doors his campaign is claiming victory. it's a symbolic cleaning of the house, cleaning up after election night and starting fresh after a 40-year congressional reign by pete stark. >> there was a real craving for change and a craving for responsiveness for someone though would show up, be accessible, listen and have an open mind. >> reporter: but change isn't coming by way of party because eric swalwell is also a democrat. >> this is a performance change. >> reporter: the 80-year-old stark is an outspoken little balance. the liberal. stark's campaign portrayed him as a rookie. >> we embrace that. i'm a huge oakland as fan and they are pitching fast this year. it got them to the play-offs, it was all rookies so we embrace the rookie and was nicknamed the rook by our supporters and i think a rookie is just what congre
and the city wants to be ready when business is ready. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> new details tonight in a san jose murder mystery. police have just named a suspect. officers got a 911 call from a home on evangeline drive at 5:30 a.m. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez shows us who investigators are looking for. >> reporter: he is the man who lives in this home behind me the home where the body was found. let me show you his picture just released within the hour from the san jose police department. his name is troy nosenzo wanted for suspicion of homicide. san jose police are asking for help from the public to find him. >> he is wanted. there is enough information that the detectives feel confident he is involved and so at this point, that's the reason we felt very strongly to release his information in hopes of somebody calling it in. >> reporter: police are not releasing the name of the victim. they are only saying it was a woman. they are not even saying if she lived here. what we do know is that the suspect, troy nosenzo is married to patricia nosenzo who also lives here. she hasn't been
. >> the nor'easter canceled hundreds of flight, including 31 to and from sfo. >>> cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help the victims of hurricane sandy. you can donate tomorrow by calling 1-888-5-helps-u. our special hot line will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. >>> his final race is over. president obama today thanked cd ing back to work. >> there's no shortage of work to be done. approaching the fiscal cliff with a stalemate on capitol hill, cbs 5 reporter looks ahead to the second term. >> reporter: the president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been cal
hotel with no vacancy is now completely empty because of a hazmat situation. >> cbs 5's anne makovec joins us from burlingame where hundreds of guest, i would imagine, anne, they are just waiting to go back to sleep. >> reporter: they were woken up in the middle of the night by an alarm, a lot of them have spent hours in their cars here in the parking lot. i'm at the embassy suites in burlingame on anza boulevard. you can see emergency personnel still here on scene. now, this hotel has been cleared. but they are starting the process of getting people back into their rooms. they are prioritizing people with early-morning flights. the hotel is right by the airport. so several people are trying get out of town. here's how it started according to some of the officials on scene. there was an alarm at 12:30 this morning saying that there was going to be a -- there was a carbon monoxide issue. [ loud background noise ] >> reporter: so officials came in and they were able to evacuate the hotel. they sounded an alarm. they then got on the bull horn and told everybody to evacuate and it turns
a transformer causing a power outage and now dozens of customers are left in the dark. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has more from san francisco with an update on the work crews are doing. how's it going? >> reporter: they are working hard. i spoke with a crew member a few moments ago who said four or five transformers are affected. i want to show you right now, there's a lot of work going on in the noe valley neighborhood to try to turn that power back on. right now 100 customers are affected. pg&e says lightning didn't directly hit the transformers here but it hit near hoffman avenue. now customers on fountain street, grandview avenue are also affected. for or five transformers were hit or were actually shut down and that's what caused the outage. now, if you look at some video, you can see that crews are busy working. the challenge involved multiple transformers so pg&e had to count how many customers were connected to each transformer. back out live again, you see lots of crews working here that pg&e crew member told me they are trying to get more crews to get out here to restore power
are absent. cate cauguiran cbs 5. >> big fan by the way, here's a look at the lines overnight. in new york city, the game's release has shattered preorder records and the game evolves around a war zone in 2025. players can compete against one another or strike that -- strategize around other players. 220million bucks around the world, more than a one day record for r a movie. halo4 was developed for a movie. >> my daughter and i are on chapter 3. >> i have to get with it. >> you do. >>> time is 4:52. he's known for his antivirus software so why is john mcafee wanted for murder. >>> and why some people say a higher minimum wage is a problem. >>> and the new lamborghini with a price tag that's almost as eye opening as the car itself. ,,,,,,,,,, how far will people go to relieve their sore throat? try these. new cepacol sensations cools instantly, and has an active ingredient that stays with you long after the lozenge is gone. not just a sensation, 2. >>> temperatures starting out killly in some spots. temperatures pushing 70 degrees in the warmer spots. there's rain on the way. we'll talk ab
this year, outside groups spent more than a billion dollars. cbs reporter michelle miller with more on who is behind these so-called superpacs. >> my job is to make sure i represent your best interest. >> reporter: he won his election this week as a freshman congressman from michigan. >> i'm never, ever going to raise taxes unless there is a war. >> reporter: this former school teacher might have not gotten this far without a superpac, which spent $800,000 to help him win his republican primary. >> god bless them, because it was wonderful. >> reporter: the backing came from john ramsey, a 22-year-old college senior from texas who inherited millions from his grandfather and launched the political action committee. >> we did this to get in the business of freeing america from your phonies and cronies that currently dominate the political establish mefnlt. >> reporter: ramsey is a libertarian who believes in lower taxes, less government spending, and more civil liberties. when ron paul dropped out of the presidential race, ramsey looked for new outlet for his political energy. >> well, superp
>> you're watching cbs five eyewitness news this morning. >> two people die after eating soup at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder tha
in san francisco. cbs 5 reporter kate coggeren gives us a first look at the rental units. >> this downtown building will soon be home to 75 disabled veterans. >> it is a safe place to be. even if they are in a shelter or in emergency housing or something, they are very vulnerable to predators, they are vulnerable to -- you name it. >> reporter: sorts to plow shares is the organization that spearheaded the project. the group partnered with federal and state agencies and the city of san francisco to gather the $30 million to renovate this building into veteran's commons. >> we've been at this since 1974. and it's very gratifying to have these resources come to bear. >> reporter: the units are equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, all ada approved. it will be a one stop shock for veterans, when they have access to health care and classes like cooking and yoga. it is a refuge they could not find in the city. >> i am excited. i didn't expect it to look as nice as it does. and living in san francisco, just a permanent place to live is a important thing. and once you have that,
in daly city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> so who is going to pay that cleaning bill? car owners whose auto insurance policies include comprehensive coverage are automatically protected no matter where the car was parked. they should file a claim immediately. but drivers who don't have comprehensive coverage should submit a claim to daly city within six months. forms are available at city hall. >>> the red cross is trying to find shelter for an el sobrante family after fire damaged their home. the attic fire sent one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries. residents inside smelled smoke before the alarm went off. the fire caused at least $80,000 in damage. >>> right now pg&e crews are working to fully restore power at san francisco's city hall. last night a small fire in the electrical room in the basement triggered the smoke alarms and formed the evacuation of the about. the fire department tells us there's just minor damage to the electrical room and they aren't sure how it started. city hall should be open for business as usual today. >>> sierra lamar's accused killer faces new
of hazardous materials inside. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has the latest on the source of the problem. >> reporter: good morning. they have isolated it to a boiler here at the embassy suites. this is right by sfo. and you can see right now they are trying to deal with the situation after evacuating hundreds of people from this huge hotel. hundreds right in the middle of the night. they are trying to get people back into their rooms because they have ventilated the hotel. the problem appears to be over. but this all started about 12:30 this morning. firefighters were called here. they determined there was a high level of carbon monoxide. and that's when they started the evacuations. a hazmat team came in. the health department. that is when they isolated it to a malfunctioning boiler. they shut that boiler down and again started the ventilation process of this very large building. and now that they are trying to get everybody back in they are trying to first get people with flights to catch, obviously a huge inconvenience to be kicked out of your room in the middle of the night. so the
up. >>> a wild chase ends with injuries and an arrest. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where the chp caught up with a suspected drunk driver. cate. >> reporter: michelle, yes, this is where it all ended. chp wasn't able to confirm all the details. but again what we can show you is that this chase ended in such a big mess. the traffic lights are out here at the intersection of 71th street and south van ness. a cyclist and multiple cars were involved but again, chp would not confirm that information. but what we do know is that officers tried to stop a driver in the mission district right around 2:00 this morning. the driver tried to flee from officers and then they say some sort of collision happened and that's when the officers arrested the driver and found out that that driver was under the influence of alcohol. now, back out live, we see that city workers are again trying to do a lot of clean-up this morning here and try to restore those traffic lights in the area. a lot of debris and mess left behind and we saw one vehicle also in this area that has a dent
streets of a neighborhood near hillside park. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in daly city where an aging pipe is apparently blamed for the problem. >> reporter: michelle, you are correct. and city officials say that they are going to work to restore or repair that pipe and they actually admit there could be more in this area. but let's focus on the clean-up right now. last night's cleaning efforts weren't successful in this daly city neighborhood. the water main burst brought about inches of mud down on the road. here's a look from our cbs 5 chopper. neighbors were startled at 4:30 a.m. when police told them to leave their homes. 45,000 gallons of water came downhill. city leaders say it was because of a cast iron pipe made in the 1930s. >> you can see the pipe actually sheared off. we have an aging system. we know that we have pipes in the ground that are probably, you know, close or past their useful life. that's not uncommon within any community within the bay area. >> reporter: no homes were damaged. about 12 families were told to leave. some cars were swallowed up in the muck. city
: he's still hoping for power. theresa garcia, cbs news, rockaway beach, new york. >> you can join us tomorrow starting at 6 a.m. for a telethon to raise money for the american red cross for hurricane sandy relief. we have more details on cbs.com. >>> you became the first man to win consecutive elections with 50% of the vote. now the hard part begins. as we hear, there is a particular word buzzing around washington tonight. cooperation. >> hi, guys. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening. in his words, more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of the second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. more work to do. >> reporter: he embraced staffers in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the g.o.p. listened, too. house speaker john boe
demanding more information following the big announcement by david petraeus. >> reporter: cbs news learned this woman, 37-year-old jill kelly, triggered and fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly we want to the fbi after receiving e-mails from broadwell ordering her to back off and stay away from my guy. broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. congressional leaders want an inquire of their own and want to know why they were not informed before this went public. >> this could affect national security. inwe should have been told. >> reporter: now the acting director will testify about the attack in this benghazi, causing some concern. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi, before during and after the attacks, if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: petraeus could be called to testify at some point in the future. >>> and the bbc falsely implicated a politician in a child s
on cbs5. i'm not sure too many people would be looking at the head dress. >> you said it not me. >>> get skinny by drinking pepsi, the beverage maker has launched a fat blocking soda. it goes on sale in japan tomorrow. it contains dextrin a which is a fiber that's supposed to reduce fat levels. this is pepsi's first health food, the company is no stranger to introducing interesting flavors like salty water melon and strawberry and milk. >>> play of the day, this morning we're going to go to pittsburgh, last night's monday night game, we have the steelers and the chiefs and ben rothless roth -- is going to pass to wallace and reels it in and they beat kansas city and lost their quarterback to the so it's going to hurt pittsburgh. >> 6:25. the call of duty, a contingent, why a video game is causing people to call in people today. >> you have to be a gamer frank. >>> and expanding investigation another top american general is caught up in the david petreaus probe. >> and several homes evacuated after what appears to be a water main break floods a daly city neighborhood. we'll show you live
this morning, a suspected drunk driver arrested but not until after a wild overnight chase. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco's mission district at one of the crime scenes related to this point,. >> reporter: i want to show you now this is one of the cars involved in that chase that that driver hit one of two parked cars tulip. here's the surprising detail about that driver. this is her fourth dui in the past 10 years. take a look at some video from the scene earlier. i'll walk you through. the suspect drove on to a closed on-ramp to westbound 80. a chp tried to pull her over. then she exited on mission and van ness and the chase began. she led officers through small streets in the mission and in that short time she hit one car that rolled forward and hit a cyclist. that cyclist was taken to san francisco general hospital is expected to be okay. but after that she continued on to hit another parked car that one we showed you when we first were here at the beginning of our shot before hitting another light pole at 17th and van ness knocking out the traffic lights in this area whic
. >> reporter: cbs 5 military analyst colonel brendan carney met him during his book tour >> she acknowledged she had been given unfetterred access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you when you think back? >> in 31 years of being around an awful lot of general officers, i've never heard of anybody having the type of access that she had. and was i suspicious? no. i'm not going to give myself credit for that. >> reporter: the white house insists it knew nothing about the investigation until petraeus told the president after the election. his confession comes at a sticky time for the cia. he was scheduled to testify next week in closed door congressional hearings about the benghazi terrorist attack. the resignation may not end his problems. >> you and i as citizens don't worry what happens between consenting adults. of in the military, that is something something that is punishable by military law. he could be recalled from the retired status and be subject to disciplinary action. >> infidelity is also a sensitive problem in the cia. they are always concerned about the possibility that ag
. we're live in san francisco, cate cauguiran cbs 5. >> if they got it at midnight, they have three hours to go. >> it's 5:11 right now, facing the fiscal cliff, a major push by the president today to avoid another recession. >>> and a shocking argument over politics, how it led to a woman running down her husband. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >>> we are following a water main break in day -- daley city. it's at this intersection, east market street and lausanne avenue. there is a school at that area at that intersection and we are sending a news crew. we'll bring live pictures from the scene shortly. in the meantime, a live look at our traffic center through antioch, westbound highway 4 at somersville, hearing about a crash. one lane is blocked and you can see slowing on our sensor. it's westbound and eastbound impacted so once you get past that antioch stretch, then things look better all the way out toward concord. back outside, a live look at one of the time saver traffic. this is, nimitz, these are heading northbound up toward high street and if you're heading further south toward mi
for when the power will be restored in this neighborhood. live in noe valley, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> the weather has just turned wintry. it is cold out there. we're expecting showers today around the bay area. there could be some snow on some of the higher peaks here, as well. there's definitely snow up in the sierra. we can tell you that. highway 89 at squaw valley snow up there. they could get nearly a foot of snow by the time the storm moves out. the snow level down to about 5,000 feet. better chain up. >>> and the falling snow caught drivers off guard despite the fact that they knew it was coming. many travelers heading up interstate 80 and down think they beat the storm but it hit earlier than expected. tow truck driver mick hodges said the snow came so suddenly, so fast, caltrans didn't have time to set up chain controls in truckee. >> they let a bunch of cars through without chains and then it started snowing real heavy so there's all these cars on the highway with no chains on and they were crashing. >> a break in the storm left roads slick and wet. still, chain controls
they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach. but richard meyers told -- told cbs this morning, notifying superiors is common. >> we file investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet but the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal, petraeus was scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. console at in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still need to hear from petraeus. >> from my point of view it is essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered his extramarital affair with paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelly, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. kelly and her husband knew petraeus and his wife socially. there is no evidence of involvement between kelly and petraeus. in washington, randall pinkston, cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's
.i.a. director michael morale, a leading candidate to replace petraeus as head of the c.i.a. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> john brennan is the president's top counterterrorism advisor and he's said to be a new leading candidate for c.i.a. director. >>> general william kipp ward is being demoted from a four- star general to a three-star general and will retire. he's accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. defense secretary leon panetta said ward will have to repay the government $2,000 -- $82,000. >>> president obama is scheduled to hold a press conference today to discuss the fiscal cliff. he's been meeting with business and labor leaders ahead of fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, but the president is sure to be questioned about the scandal surrounding general petraeus and allen. he's also likely to be questioned about his plans to replace general petraeus. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >>> today democrat national pelosi will announce whether she'll continue in h
has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane shot them with an automatic weapon. he was already in jail when investigators made the connection between two cases. he was arrested and his juvenile girlfriend and charged with murder of mohammad quadar. the
lawrence for cbs news, tucson, arizona. >> and the county prosecutors could file charges against loughner, carrying a possible death sentence. >>> major new developments tonight in the week key wikileaks case. at a court hearing today at ft. mead, he is accused of leaking government secrets to wikileaks. he could get life in prison as soon as it hits. >>> a former worker pleaded guilty today to setting fire to a nuclear submarine. they said that he admitted to setting up the fire to the uss miami back in may. he had said that he suffers from anxiety and set the fire because he wanted to go home. it took more than 100 firefighters to stay at miami at the naval shipyard. the fire caused about $450 million in damage. >>> now switching gears. how about a wedding dress to say thank you for serving overseas. qualified military brides got to pick out their gowns for free in the national brides across america program. and we both know how much a savings that could be for sure. surae chinn was there when the women said yes to the dress. and in manassas, virginia. >> i still like that. >> reporter:
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